Tag Archives: University College Cork

5 Months Can Change Your Life. (Laura Riley)

I’m not entirely sure where to start as I attempt to reflect on the last 5 months that I spent abroad. The experience opened my eyes, built me, and changed me. It was easier than I expected, but at the … Continue reading

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What up homework?! Nice of you to show up. (Laura Riley, originally posted on March 13, 2013)

So let me rewind a bit and take back all I said about not having homework. I guess it’s true that I haven’t really had “typical” homework (like what I’m use to at SNC), but I definitely have work. That … Continue reading

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What’s Ireland to Me? (Allyson Bills)

Original post date: September 16, 2012 Being here for almost a whole month I have a new appreciation for home life.  Starting out in my very first apartment, shopping for my own groceries, getting supplies that are usually on the … Continue reading

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UCC (Tom Mauthe)

The educational system followed by UCC varies slightly from the other Irish Universities and greatly from the education in the United States.  I took three psychology classes and one political class and they both seemed to differ in the same … Continue reading

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Finals: Ireland Style (Katie Riesterer)

On 12 December 2011, I will be taking three exams.  The first, Set Dancing, will be quite pleasant as this exam is taken with the help of fifteen other classmates.  I dance the lady component alongside my dance partner and together … Continue reading

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UCC The School to Be (Jenny Cheke)

My very first experience in an Irish classroom was a huge success. My professor was wonderful. She was so helpful and understanding. The first day of class she made us very aware that we can go to her for anything, … Continue reading

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From SNC to UCC (Claire Hephner)

I am currently in my third month abroad. After living in a country for three months I am starting to feel like I am comfortable living here and have almost developed a set schedule or pace of life. Well, as … Continue reading

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Calibri, Times New Roman, or Batang (Claire Hephner)

Ireland has a very unique system for picking classes. And not just for the international students, but for everyone. Ireland is a very laid back country which is a bit of a shock because we all live in a very … Continue reading

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Chicago / Dublin / Cork (Claire Hephner)

This is my third day in Ireland! The weather has been beautiful so far. It has only rained once and it wasn’t a real rain like I would experience back in the states, it was more misty. The flight to … Continue reading

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